Dr. Bettan, President of Organization of Reform Rabbis, Dead
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Dr. Bettan, President of Organization of Reform Rabbis, Dead

Dr. Israel Bettan, president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Midrash at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, died here. He was 68.

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania and educated in the United in the United States, Dr. Bettan had served as a rabbi and World War I chaplain overseas. He is the author of a number of books on Jewish preaching and post-Biblical Judaism.